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Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association
Nature's Gifts

Call for Entry

Nature’s Gifts


Natividad Medical Center

1441 Constitution Blvd.

Salinas, CA 93906


Exhibit Description:  This exhibition is a joint project of MBPAPA and the Natividad Medical Foundation and is for MBPAPA members only. 

Let our beautiful surroundings inspire you to produce some great landscapes and seascapes,  with Plein Air work or Plein Air inspired studio work.

There is no size limit, but all paintings must be properly framed. Keep in mind that the gallery wall at the hospital is deep red. Canvas wrap is not accepted. 


All submitted photos of the paintings must be a true representation of the artwork. 




Eligibility: All MBPAPA members who have paid their 2020 dues.  


Image Submission:  This is a juried exhibit.  Each artist may submit a maximum of three digital images for jurying.  MBPAPA members will submit digital images of their works to "" for the jury selection process.  For further information on submitting images and to pay  $35 jury fee go to – "", scroll down to the MBPAPA Natividad exhibit listing and click "enter this show”.


 All paintings must be for sale, with 70%of the sales revenue going to the artist and 30% going to Natividad Medical Foundation’s Spiritual Care Fund.  Please price your art accordingly.  There will be no later change of price once the painting has been juried in.


The final number of paintings in the show will be 55.


Location:  This exhibit will be hosted by Natividad Medical Foundation and will be hung on the second floor of Natividad Medical Center, near the Foundation offices.  The show  will hang for approximately one year.



Submission of digital images to ""  -- Jan7  through Feb 29th, 2020 . No entries will be accepted after Feb 29, 2020.


Notification of acceptance  ---  Mar 10th,  2020


Delivery of  accepted paintings to Natividad Medical Foundation  March 12th and 13th  during office hours from 10am to 4pm at the Foundation office, 1331 Constitution Blvd. Salinas, CA, 93906,  Building 3, second floor. If you participated in last year’s exhibit you can pick up your paintings at the same time.


Reception –  Natividad Medical Foundation will host a casual art walk with music and food   Thursday, March 26th 2020  from 5-6.30 PM at Natividad Medical Center.   MBPAPA exhibit winners' certificates  will be handed out during this  reception.


Show start date – March 26th 2020 ( pictures available on Natividad Medical foundation website)

When a juried in painting sells, the artist will be notified by the Foundation and asked to replace it with another painting of the same size.


Close of show -- Early 2021  


Juror: Paul Kratter

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